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RATINGS: 3594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


OLoingsigh's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OLoingsigh (4) - Clermont, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Excellent ale. Glad to see more restaurants carry this awesome beer. A dark amber beer with a pine bitter flavor and a bold after taste.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KBald77 (4) - - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
Fantastic beer, very hoppy. Great taste - I could drink this all day long. One of the best IPA's I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (59) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2014
22 oz bottle from Albertson’s in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma has hints of raisins, cloves, and leather. Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and sweet at first, then bitterness takes over and lasts long into the finish and aftertaste. Definitely worth repeating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1508) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Keg draught half pint at the Head of Steam, Durham. Deep reddish brown body. Thin off white head. Malt and red fruit. Cherries. Some sour limes. Sherbet. Bitter with sweet notes. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (134) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle (22oz $5): Pours a clear dark red with off white head. Lots of hopps, lots of malt Citrus smell. Pretty good beer but I personally do not like the bitter after taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (948) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en cimmeria 12-09-2014 (cata). Edición 2014. Color ámbar oscuro cobrizo turbio. Aromas bastante lupulados con toques de caramelos ligeramente tostados. Cuerpo medio con 7.2 vol. Sabores iniciales que recuerdan a las red ales con tonos maltosos dulces de caramelos ligeramente tostados, aunque por poco tiempo pues el regusto amargo seco se va incrementando cada vez mas, perdurando durante un buen rato en boca. Bastante buena, increíble final amargo seco duradero. Gran cerveza.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (136) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Very dark amber/red with this off white head. Aroma is malty with some fruit. Complex malty flavor with a little citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
Hoppy fruity aroma, pours a dark murky red, lots of hops and leaves with a bitter aftertaste, full bodied and creamy, did I mention hops, excellent ale, I am worthy.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintZymurgy (7) - Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Bomber (enjoy by 10.2.14) - Dark transparent ruby. 1 finger off white head. Just all around good. Evenly malt & hop balance. The slight high abv is not noticeable. Personally, a beer many may enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
22oz bottle from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. An attractive deep copper colour with a thick, frothy, cream head, looking like a good English ESB; inviting caramel malt aroma; thick malty body with the sweetness very nicely balanced by some powerful hops that add a woody dryness and a touch of spice; the finish is long resinous and dry with some lingering biscuity malts and a hint of grapefruit. A really good sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pabloscafe (22) - - AUG 29, 2014
I have start with a slight proviso...I had a few before trying this one and it probably...almost definately tipped me over the edge...I started dancing for crying out loud! Its a poky little number, drinks very well and I enjoyed it alot. I don’t remember and especially lively aroma and its on the belgian side of ales style wise. Hmmm, will have to try it again to be sure.


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